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Good morning
Drunk Woman Abandons Scooter, Crawls
On Floor And Bites Security Guard At Bernie Rally
Monday March 9th, 2020

KSA Releases King's Photos after Purge over 'Coup Plot'
There was a rumor that he was dead, so they've got to show he's alive, or at least not yet deceased
Egypt parliament passes new amendments to anti-money laundering law
The idea is to dry up sources of funding for terrorism and organized crime. At least the intention's good...
Erdogan tells Greece to let migrants across border ahead of his talks with EU
If the EU hands him his hat the migrants will already be through and disrupting, which is the point
Two Six Taliban mine
planters killed by own explosives in Kandahar
Always good for a laugh, aren't they?
Islamabad International Women's Day march disrupted as pious men throw stones
That's the sort of thing that happens regularly when you think women getting rights is in the same category as cattle getting rights
Coronavirus claims lives of
two Iranian clerics, former prosecutor
Somehow that news carries with it a certain amount of satisfaction
Illinois Supreme Court Won’t
Dismiss Charges Against Jussie Smollett

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 01:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Drunk Woman Abandons Scooter, Crawls
On Floor And Bites Security Guard At Bernie Rally

The Pit Bull Recipe
Lime juice
Grapefruit juice
Lemon-lime soda
Grapefruit slice as garnish
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 03/09/2020 1:24 Comments || Top||

#2  I think goober tingle is the best name I have seen on here yet
Posted by: Chris || 03/09/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

Two Six Taliban mine planters killed by own explosives in Kandahar
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6517 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Logar Provincial Council Member Killed in Kabul
[ToloNews] Nasir Ghairat, a member of the provincial council of Pashtun-infested Logar province was killed by unknown button men in Kabul province on Sunday morning, Kabul police confirmed.

The incident happened in the Kart-e-Naw area in PD8 of Kabul city after Ghairat left his home and button men opened fire on his vehicle. Ghairat and two of his bodyguards were killed, according to police.

Kabul police did not provide further details but said the incident is under investigation.

Ghairat was also the former head of Pashtun-infested Logar’s provincial council.

No one has so far been arrested over the incident.

No group including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6511 views] Top|| File under:

One Policeman Killed in Helmand Roadside Mine Blast
[ToloNews] At least one policeman was killed and another was maimed in a roadside mine blast in Lashkargah city, capital of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
on Sunday, provincial police said.

The incident happened around 11am local time after a police vehicle struck a roadside mine while passing the area, according to police.

The victims have been taken to the nearby hospital, according to police.

No group including the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
has grabbed credit for the blast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6525 views] Top|| File under:

ANDSF to End Defensive Stance: Khalid
Gooooooooo get ‘em!
[ToloNews] Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid on Sunday said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will end their defensive stance by the end of this week, criticizing the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
for "breaching" their commitments during the reduction in violence period.

Khalid, who appeared in a recorded video with the acting Minister of Interior Gen. Massoud Andarabi and the acting head of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
Ahmad Zia Saraj, said Afghan forces have given sacrifices in Taliban attacks during reduction in violence.

Figures by the Afghan government show that 22 security force members and nine non-combatants were killed in security incidents, mostly Taliban attacks, in 12 provinces during the weeklong reduction in violence from February 21 to February 28.

"Up until this moment that I am speaking, Afghan forces have been in defense mode respecting the (US-Taliban) deal and following the president’s decree... We will stay in defense mode until the end of this week, otherwise, we will chase the enemy anywhere in any hideout they are," Khalid said. "The current status (of the Taliban) is not acceptable to Afghan cops."

Khalid said the plan was to end the reduction in violence with a ceasefire but the Taliban "did not abide by the agreement" by continuing their attacks.

"Regrettably, the reduction in violence week, we could not reach a ceasefire and the enemy continued their attacks in different parts of the country in which there were military and civilian casualties," he said.

Figures show that during reduction in violence week, Kandahar, Kabul, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Uruzgan, Balkh, Kapisa, Samangan, Farah, Ghazni, Pashtun-infested Logar and Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
provinces faced security incidents.

According to a TOLOnews hotline, the highest number of security incidents during the reduction in violence week was eight in a day, while the lowest was two.

At the end of the reduction in violence week, the US and the Taliban signed an agreement in Doha, Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, on February 29 while a joint Afghan-US declaration was announced in Kabul on the same day. Based on these two documents, the intra-Afghan talks should begin on March 10.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
US air strike in Somalia kills senior Shaboob, Bashir Mohamed, responsible for exporting terror in Somalia as well as attacks into Kenya
The Jerusalem Post adds:
A senior commander in Somalia's al-Shabaab
...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa...
group with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed in an American air strike last month, according to Somalia state media, a blow to the turbans' Islamist insurgency.

According to a Somalia state radio report late on Saturday, Bashir Mohammed Mahamoud was the head of al-Shabaab's operations and was killed in an American air strike on Feb. 22 in the Sakow district of the Jubba region in Somalia's south.

Mahamoud sometimes used the alias Bashir Qoorgaab.

"AFRICOM forces killed in an air strike Bashir Mohammed (qoorgaab), the operation head as well executive member of al-Shabaab," the state radio reported, using an acronym for the U.S. military's Africa Command.

The radio report said Mahamoud had been responsible for a series of attacks on Somalia national army military bases among other attacks.

The United States frequently carries out air strikes in Somalia aimed against al Shaabab, attempting to degrade their capabilities and ultimately defeating them.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  'bout time
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/09/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

Africa North
New Sudan PM survives attempted assassination
Posted by: 3dc || 03/09/2020 06:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

#1  Hamdok said he was in “good shape” and that what had happened would be “an additional push to the wheel of change in Sudan”, where he heads a transitional government following the overthrow last year of long-time President Omar al-Bashir.
Hamdok’s government is struggling to manage a severe economic crisis that triggered months of protests against Bashir and continued after his downfall in April.
Three witnesses told Reuters the attack happened near the northern entrance to the Kober bridge, which crosses the Blue Nile from Khartoum North to the city center, where Hamdok’s office is located.
The convoy appeared to have been targeted from above, they said. State radio said it had been hit by gunfire and a projectile, while state television said it had been targeted by a car bomb.
“I saw the moment of the explosion and the strike, and the strike came from a high building,” one witness said.
Posted by: b || 03/09/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you, b. I don’t read Arabic, so your translation really helps.

Added a name search based on your comment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2020 13:36 Comments || Top||

Saudi cordons off Shiite-majority region over coronavirus
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Saudi authorities Sunday cordoned off the eastern region of Qatif, a centre of the kingdom's Shiite minority, in a bid to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus as the total number of cases rose to 11.

The lockdown on Qatif, home to around 500,000 people, is the first action of its kind across the Gulf region that has confirmed more than 230 coronavirus cases -- most of them people returning from religious pilgrimages to Shiite-majority Iran.

"Given that all 11 recorded positive cases of the new coronavirus are from Qatif... it has been decided... to temporarily suspend entry and exit from Qatif," the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Except for essential services such as pharmacies and gas stations, work will stop in all government and private institutions in Qatif, the statement added.

The lockdown, although the ministry said it was temporary, risks fuelling resentment in the flashpoint region whose residents have long accused the Sunni-dominated government of discrimination, a charge Riyadh denies.

Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
's Eastern Province -- which includes Qatif -- has seen bouts of unrest since 2011 when protesters emboldened by the Arab Spring uprisings erupted into the streets.

Saudi Arabia has condemned arch-rival Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
for allowing its citizens entry without stamping their passports.

The Saudi government has reminded its nationals of a standing ban on travel to Iran, as the two countries are locked in a battle for regional supremacy.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6854 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

UK: Underage Girl Used Like ‘Piece of Meat’ By ‘Asian’ Grooming Gang

[BREITBART] Four "Asian" men have been found guilty for their roles in sexually grooming a 15-year-old girl, who the court heard the men passed around like a "piece of meat".

The four grooming gang members ‐ Shangar Ibrahimi, Kawan Omar Ahmed, Jasim Mohammed, and Nzar Anwar ‐ were found guilty of rape. Another man, Saba Mohammed, was found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The men were convicted at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday and will appear in court on Friday 13 March to be sentenced.

The court was told by the prosecution that the men used the 15-year-old girl, now in her twenties, as a "piece of meat" and that she was "nothing more than an object" to them. The court heard that the rapists were "able to use and abuse her sexually for their own sexual gratification", reports the Birmingham Mail.

A total of ten men were on trial for the sexual abuse of the teenage girl, who "was systematically groomed and exploited between 2010 and 2012
...things’ll get interesting when they start arresting rape jihadis for their activities committed more recently than a decade ago...
when she was aged 15-16" ‐ but only five of the men were convicted.

Detective Inspector Rob Platts, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: "The bravery of the victim has resulted in the conviction of five very dangerous offenders for serious sexual offences. While the jury found some of the defendants not guilty of the charges faced, their decision has to be respected."

"The overall outcome demonstrates the complexity of these prosecutions and does not detract from the numerous guilty verdicts against five offenders."

"She had to recount incredibly traumatic incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation in front of the jury over several days and it is testament to her bravery that she elected to do this in person. I am so pleased her voice has been heard."

The grooming gang members would dose their young victim with alcohol and drugs, before subjecting her to sexual abuse and rape.

"At the time of the offending, the victim was incredibly vulnerable and was deliberately targeted for the purposes of sexual exploitation," DI Platts explained.

"It is difficult to put into words the damage and impact of sexual exploitation on children, but I hope that by hearing this brave woman’s account, other victims of this awful crime find the strength to come forward and tell someone what has happened or is happening to them," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6536 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#2  Mohammed quotient = 40%
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 03/09/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  My, those are creepy looking characters. Zippy the Manic Clown, two sinister-eyed thugs and a Dostoevsky-at-his-execution lookalike.
Posted by: Lex || 03/09/2020 8:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Five down, ten thousand to go?
Posted by: Lex || 03/09/2020 8:20 Comments || Top||

#5  I think 10,000 is a lowball number
Posted by: Chris || 03/09/2020 9:03 Comments || Top||

#6  The UK "law enforcement" community people who keep allowing this are all going to Hell. "You can't do that to me, I don't even believe in Hell" will not be a defense.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Normally I would not link to The Independent, Robert Fisk's newspaper of record, but at least they had the cojones to report an estimate of 19,000 British girls being "groomed" over the last year. It took a bit of looking to find that article.
Posted by: Matt || 03/09/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||

Erdogan tells Greece to let migrants across border ahead of his talks with EU
[Daily Mail UK] President Erdogan called on Greece to 'open the gates' for migrants trying to reach Europe at Turkey's border ahead of his talks with the EU on Monday.

Thousands of migrants have arrived at Turkey's border with Greece since Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced last month that the country would no longer prevent migrants and refugees from crossing over to Europe.

Elsewhere, a blaze ripped through a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos - the second fire at an installation built for migrants after a reception centre was burned down last Monday.

Tensions have also continued to grow at the land border, where asylum seekers gathered between the Kastanies and Pazarkule border gates were today photographed throwing tear gas canisters back at Greek security forces.

A video released by the Greek government also appears to show a Turkish armoured vehicle attempting to pull down part of the border fence with a rope, though the authenticity of the clip could not immediately be verified.
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6555 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  You Turd, Erdogan
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2020 4:08 Comments || Top||

#2  If there were any justice , Yip-yip would have already come down with a cough.
Posted by: Skunky Ulusogum1253 || 03/09/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Get out of Incirlik now.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/09/2020 12:55 Comments || Top||

Turkish Police Use Drones to Organise Tear Gas Attacks on Greek Border Guards
[BREITBART] Ottoman Turkish police used drones to organise attacks against Greek security forces tasked with protecting the nation’s borders from thousands of migrants colonists attempting to illegally cross into the country, according to reports.

On Friday, Greek security forces were bombarded with smoke bombs and tear gas fired from the Ottoman Turkish side of the border at the Kastanies checkpoint on the Evros river. It is now alleged that Ottoman Turkish police used drones to co-ordinate the onslaught upon Greek security forces.

During the attack, members of the Ottoman Turkish police force were seen handing out wire cutters to migrants colonists to help them cut through the border fence separating the two countries, according to the Greek Reporter.

The escalation in violence at the border follows the decision by the Islamist president of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
, His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
, to "open the gates" to migrants colonists attempting to enter Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6709 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  So now petit Sultan has wars with Syria, Libya, and Greece.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2020 4:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Erdogan has GOT to go.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/09/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  "Our colonists will blot out the sky"

"Then we shall fight in the shade"
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 03/09/2020 7:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Thank you Hillary.
Posted by: Alistaire Tingle9882 || 03/09/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#5  So now petit Sultan has wars with Syria, Libya, and Greece.

Attaboy, Ataman!
Posted by: Lex || 03/09/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  But don't mess with Jan Sobieski's descendants
Posted by: Lex || 03/09/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#7  This is an act of war. Against a fellow NATO member.
Why does NATO exist, again?
To preserve undermine NATO members' security and territorial integrity?
Posted by: Lex || 03/09/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#8  We need another Soleimani strike on Erdrogan.
Posted by: Chris || 03/09/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Remember the "pitch-back" setup for playing catch with yourself? Maybe something like that to send those tear gas canisters back in the direction they came from?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Send back mortars.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#11  The silence from European leaders is disgusting.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/09/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Speaking of pitchback, back in the Berkeley riot days of the 60s, protesters used to get rubber tubing, with a leather pocket, and make a 3-person crew served sling shot to shoot tear gas canisters and other ordinance back on the riot police. It was an effective countermeasure.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/09/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ We made 'em in college with surgical tubing and a funnel, called them "funnelators."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2020 14:43 Comments || Top||

#15  M.Murcek---slingshots and funnelators were great for those getting real world education and experiments in predictive college physics.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/09/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#16  Coke can cannons were even better, back when the cans had real rims and thicker walls. Got a tennis ball over an eight story dorm building once...
Posted by: Nero || 03/09/2020 15:27 Comments || Top||

#17  Oh the memories of funnelators. No fire escape was complete without one.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/09/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||

#18  I must be high reading these comments
Posted by: Chris || 03/09/2020 18:28 Comments || Top||

#19  ^ Never discount the possible
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2020 19:06 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkish police use tear gas in Istanbul to disperse Women's Day crowd
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Ottoman Turkish police used tear gas to disperse a few dozen women who were still in central Istanbul after trying to march on Sunday evening to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Rooters news hounds saw the crowd, which was originally few hundred women, at the edge of Taksim Square holding banners and waving flags. The police formed a human blockade to stop them from entering Istiklal Street, the district’s main pedestrian avenue.

A large part of the crowd dispersed as they were not allowed to march on Istiklal Street.

Istanbul’s governor Ali Yerlikaya decided to close down Taksim metro station and parts of nearby Sishane station and said all roads leading to main square would be blocked.

"All roads leading to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street will be closed as these places are not classified as designated areas for assembly and demonstrations according to law," the governor’s office said in a statement.

The government did allow some activities by non-governmental organizations to celebrate International Women’s Day around the city, the statement said. But it said the gathering in Istiklal Street was not granted a permit.

Last year, on International Women’s Day, the police had fired tear gas to break up a crowd of women who had gathered for a march.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6530 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  The Ottoman: "This is my gun.
And this is my knife-- please, don't run!
And this one's for wimmen...
My, aren't these pants slimmin'!
They're, honestly, all kinda fun.
Posted by: Albemarle Omearong7627 || 03/09/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Although... that always seems to me a mighty big Turk, or a rather small gun. Studio prop? One size fits all? "Golly, doesn't little Mehmet look ferocious!" like?
Posted by: Albemarle Omearong7627 || 03/09/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  seems to me a mighty big Turk

Clever uniform design makes him look much bigger than he is, just like the mustache makes him look fiercer. Look at where his left shoulder really is, relative to the padded shoulder of that ornamental slit sleeve.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Everything else AND a fashion maven!
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

American forces raid Islamic State hideouts on Qarachogh mountain: witnesses
[Rudaw] American forces reportedly killed five Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) fighters while engaged in intense fighting on a mountaintop in territory disputed by Erbil and Baghdad on Sunday morning, witnesses told Rudaw English.

Early Sunday morning fighting involving warplanes and helicopters took place on Qarachogh mountain, overlooking the town of Makhmour, which has been subject to several ISIS attacks in recent months.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6524 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Paramedic Amer Mahmoud al-Eithawi killed by government troops in attack against al-Khillani Square

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6565 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Palestinian refugee killed in northern Syria shootouts
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Sakhr, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was killed as he fought alongside the opposition factions in the northern city of Saraqeb. Action Group For Palestinians Of Syria has documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak of the deadly conflict in Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Liwa Zainabiyoun fighters buried earlier this week in Qom
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Turkey continues to pour armor and soldiers into Idlib
“Come closer to the coronavirus carriers, lads. Closer... closer... closer...”
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6518 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  So yip-yip - ever hear of Stalingrad? I'll bet Pooty has.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/09/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh goodie! More targets!
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
7Sublime Porte
5Govt of Iran
3Govt of Saudi Arabia
2Govt of Iran Proxies
1Arab Spring
1Govt of Sudan
1Human Trafficking
1Islamic State
1Moslem Colonists
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,
1Govt of Iraq
1Govt of Pakistan

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Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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